* THE OPENING HYMN: #32 Come, Christians Join to Sing
* THE SOLEMN DECLARATION C: Amen
* THE INVITATION TO CONFESSION
* THE CONFESSION OF SIN – first in silence & then in unison
C: Almighty and most merciful God, we have strayed from Your ways like lost sheep. We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts. We have gone against Your laws. We have left undone those things we should have done, and we have done those things we should never have done. Have mercy upon us. Make us whole. And help us to live a righteous life to the glory of Your Holy Name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
* THE KYRIE (sung)
P: Lord, have mercy upon us.
C: Lord, have mercy upon us.
P: Christ, have mercy upon us.
C: Christ, have mercy upon us.
P: Lord, have mercy upon us.
C: Lord, have mercy upon us.
* THE ASSURANCE OF PARDON
P: God shows His love for us…
* THE CALL TO PRAISE
P: Let us praise God!
C: Praise the Lord!
* THE GRATEFUL PRAISE: To God Be the Glory
To God be the glory – great things He hath done!
So loved He the world that He gave us His Son,
Who yielded His life an atonement for sin
And opened the Lifegate that all may go in.
Praise the Lord, Praise the Lord,
Let the earth hear His voice!
Praise the Lord, Praise the Lord!
Let the people rejoice!
O come to the Father through Jesus the Son,
And give Him the glory – great things He hath done
FELLOWSHIP OF THE CHURCH
HOLY SCRIPTURES: Hebrews 1 s.v. (Page 169)
1 John 2:12-24 (Page 185)
1 Timothy 6:3-21 (Page 164)
THE SERMON: “A Faith Wanderer”
* THE APOSTLES CREED
* A HYMN: #339 Standing on the Promises
THE OFFERTORY: Dave Hughes
* THE DOXOLOGY, MORNING PRAYER, & THE LORD’S PRAYER
* THE CLOSING HYMN: #82 Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah
* THE COMMISSION & the BENEDICTION
* SILENT MEDITATION – Please remain in your seats in a worshipful attitude until the Pastors have exited the sanctuary
* ORGAN POSTLUDE
WELCOME TO ALL VISITORS who are worshipping with us. We pray you will have a meaningful time of worship and invite you to worship with us again.
FOR PERSONAL PRAYER AND MINISTRY, please come to the chancel steps following the service. Prayer helpers from the congregation will pray with you. Prayer request cards are located in the pew rack for those who wish to submit them.
OUR SINCERE Christian sympathy to Carol Lynn Mininger and family at the death of her husband, David, on Wednesday, and to Tim Ziegler and family at the death of his mother. May God be with them at this time.
CONGRATULATIONS to Dean and Kelsey (Dierkes) Kimenhour who were united in Christian marriage on July 15th. May God be with them as they continue their life in Him.
THE CHANCEL FLOWERS are placed by Brent and Marjorie Talbot to the glory of God and in honor of their 35th wedding anniversary.
GREETERS TODAY: Ken and Wendy Murphy
TAPE MINISTRY: Today Sandy Derr
September 11th Vicki Freed
THE LAY VISITORS for this week are Ted and Wanda Brunner.
THE A/V BOOTH technicians are Justin Lockman, Jeff Kirkpatrick and Mario Guerreiro.
WORSHIP SERVICE CHILDCARE TODAY:
Infant Nursery – Guppies (0 to 18 months) – Matt and Kate Harris
Toddlers – Lambs (18 months to 3 years) – Tom and Abby Feverston, Natalie Reich
Children’s Church – Lions (3-5 years) – Ben and Evangeline Smith
WITHIN THE FELLOWSHIP:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Laurie Weiss 8th; Gerald Moyer 9th; Sally Svane 10th; Jena Kulp, Lydia Wilwert 11th; Kate Harris 13th; Genevieve Steve 14th.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Arlin and Donna Moyer 12th; Sherman and Karen Focht 14th.
THE SERMON TITLE this morning is A Faith Wanderer. There are phrases in the English language that can be interpreted either positively or negatively when presented without a context. An example of this is found in the title of the sermon today: A Faith Wanderer. Construed positively, such a person may be journeying through life trusting in the Lord. Negatively interpreted, it may point to one journeying through life no longer trusting the Lord. Today we will identify some pitfalls that lead people from trust to no trust. We must learn how to navigate around such pitfalls and stay in the faithful way.
ISSUES & ANSWERS upcoming schedule is as follows:
Today à Dave Reich teaching Why We Wear Jeans : Part 1
Sept. 11th à Rally Day
Sept. 18th à Dave Reich teaching Why We Wear Jeans: Part 2
Sept. 25th à The Need for a Creed – Steve Radcliff
ORGAN INAUGURATION CONCERT – Everyone is invited to a special inaugural concert for our new organ at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday evening, September 25th. The organist will be Monte Maxwell, Organist and Music Director at the United States Naval Academy. He will be presenting an exciting and varied program of classical, Broadway and contemporary music that will demonstrate the huge variety of sounds from our magnificent new instrument. Admission is free. Invite your friends!
NEED SOME ANSWERS to where you might find something or how to get from one place to another in this new building? Then make your way to the Welcome Desk in the narthex. Someone will be there with a smiling face and plenty of on-hand information to help you.
THERE IS A BOX LABELED in the coat closet to collect empty water bottles, small soda bottles, small coffee cans, and oatmeal containers (all with lids) for use in the younger Christian Ed classes. Thanks for any contributions made!
LADIES OF LEIDY’S meets this Tuesday evening at 7:00 in the Conference Room. After breaking for the summer, monthly meetings resume. Please join us . . . we welcome ladies of all ages!
THE LADIES PRECEPT STUDY RESUMES in the Book of Isaiah beginning Thursday, September 8th, at 9 am in the Women’s Sunday School/Precept class (Room 118 on the Christian Ed floor). They will finish up Part 2 of Isaiah during the months of September and October, and in November will begin a series on the Sermon on the Mount. If you have not been a part of this class before, don’t hesitate to join. Wherever you are in your study of Isaiah you will be blessed! The class runs until 11:30 and is taught by Marci Stunkard. If you wish to attend or have questions, contract Verna at 215-237-1370.
DON’T FORGET this Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:00 the Grace Notes Kids Choir, aka, Kids Klub choir will practice the song that will be sung for the Dedication Service on September 18th. Contact Mrs. Frueh if you have any questions or concerns!
SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE takes place at 6 p.m. next Sunday at the Souderton Borough Park for the 15th anniversary of 9-11 attack. Sponsored by BMCE and the Warren Royer American Legion Post 234, the service will feature music, prayers, a timely message, and special acknowledgement of First Responders. Health, hygienic, and comfort items will be collected and shipped to troops serving overseas. Bring a lawn chair and join in this community service of Remembrance and Worship.
SPECIAL NEEDS TRAINING will take place this Saturday beginning at 9:30. Led by personnel from Peaceful Living and Seeing Jesus, it will be about a two hour training session. This training is open to anyone from the congregation regardless if you’re part of the Special Needs Taskforce. The session will be held on the educational level.
RALLY DAY IS NEXT on our agenda! During the Sunday School hour there will be the passing of the baton to the new teachers, presentation of Bibles to our First Graders, and then the Sausage & Pancake breakfast followed by the balloon launch. A great and festive day you don’t want to miss. Come join the celebration at 8:45 and stay for some food.
A DEVOTIONAL CABINET is located in the narthex across from the ever-growing mission display area and opposite the doors to the Fellowship Hall. On it you will find the new monthly or quarterly editions of various devotionals we make available for you. Stop by and see if you can find something that will aid in your devotional life.
MY HEARTFELT THANKS to Leidy’s Church family for the loving hugs, calls, cards, and prayers before and after Ralph’s death. We were truly uplifted and encouraged. God is with us.
Shirley Clemens & family
THE ANNUAL MORNINGSTAR MINISTRIES BANQUET takes place at Family Worship Center in Lansdale on Saturday, September 10th, at 6 p.m. Don and Dianne Nase are Table Captains and would be happy to share with you about this important local ministry and make sure you have a seat so you can attend.
FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY will be offered at Leidy’s Church this fall. This is the financial stewardship/training seminar sponsored by the Dave Ramsey organization. It will take place for about two hours on Thursday evenings and will have a child-care option. Cost per family is $100. Starting date is September 22nd. To register for the course please call the church office at 215-723-8707.
CALLING ALL SINGERS – Choir time is upon us again. Practice begins this Wednesday at 8:00, and with the new service time and format, this would be a great year to come join us. If you have any questions, see Nancy Vanderbeek or Gary Filson. Otherwise, we hope to see you Wednesday night!
PARENTS, IF YOUR SON OR DAUGHTER has gone off to college, the office would like to know his/her address, and e-mail address. If your college student has returned to college, and now has a new mailing or e-mail address, please let the office know.
SPIRITUAL COUNCIL meets this Tuesday evening at 7:30 in the Confirmation classroom, Room 125.
INTERNATIONAL FOOD FESTIVAL – St. Philip Orthodox Church is hosting a food festival on Friday, September 16th, and Saturday, September 17th from 12 noon to 8 p.m. There will be fare from Greece, Romania, Ethiopia, Lebanon, Russia, Eritrea, and other exotic places. Everything is reasonably priced and all is prepared by members of St. Philip who come from those countries. There are children’s activities, church tours, live music, a gift bazaar, and friendly fellowship. St. Philip Church is located at 1970 Clearview Road in Souderton.
REMINDER: If you have volunteered to bake cookies for the Dedication – Open House on September 18th, please have them at the church by 3:00 on the 17th. We are asking that cookies have no nuts of any kind in them. Contact Alice Kraus at 267-261-8543 if you have any questions.
GOD’S TREASURE HOUSE BANQUET Saturday, September 24th, 5:30 p.m. at Franconia Mennonite Church. Cost is free, but a free-will offering will be taken. Tickets can be picked-up at The Old Dutch cupboard, Franconia Mennonite Church, Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, or e-mail Gina at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BUNK BEDS NEEDED – If you have wooden bunk beds that need a good home, contact Peter and Bambi Martindell at 215-234-4486.
IF YOU ARE A MOM OF YOUNG (or young-ish) children, please join us on the first and third Tuesday of every month, starting this Tuesday from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. The first Tuesday of the month will be a Bible study let by Pat Niederhaus. The third Tuesday of each month will be a time of fellowship for the moms. We will be meeting in Room 111 (end of hall, past the gym windows). Childcare is provided. If you have any questions please contact Tara DiLenge, Kate Harris, or call the church office.
HELPERS ARE NEEDED the day of the Dedication and Open House to serve as greeters, tour guides, and to help direct parking. If you can help in any of these areas, please contact Darlene Leidy (email@example.com), the church office, or sign up today at the Welcome Desk. Childcare is available for volunteers prior to the service, childcare is not available during the dedication service.
CONSISTORY meets this Wednesday evening at 7:30 in the Conference Room.
JUDGEMENT HOUSE SCRIPT PRESENTATION: On Sunday the 11th we invite you to come at 4:30 (ends at 5:30) to learn about the Judgement House script this year. At the end of this time you will have the chance to indicate what role or job you would like to help with this year. This event will take place in the Youth Room (Ground Level). Roles will be displayed in narthex the following Sunday morning.
YOUTH FAMILY PIZZA PARTY: Sunday the 11th of September is our first night for the fall and to start things off well we are having a pizza party family hour! This is a time from 6-7p.m. for all youth members and families (especially the up and coming 7th graders and their families). We want to welcome back everyone and celebrate the new youth ministry location that we are blessed with “on the ground level”. Also in the works is a fierce game of “parents vs. teens” volleyball during the hour together. Then around 7 p.m parents and families are free to leave (or hang around in the background if they wish) as the young people will then be gathering for a focused time of music, message and mentoring in the youth room (ends at 8:30). So come out and help us start strong with young people this year!
THE LOST SHEEP prayer group meets the second Monday of the month at 4:00 p.m. in Room 117.
BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL BREAKFAST is slated for Thursday, Sept. 22nd. Sponsored by BMCE, the breakfast’s featured speaker is Paul Baur, founder of the Impact Thrift Stores. He has an extraordinary testimony to share. Starting time is 6:30. A hot, hearty, family-style morning meal will be served. Tickets through Leidy’s Church are $10. Contact the church office, Jack Parry, or Pastor Niederhaus for tickets.
IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR devotional materials, copies of the church newsletter, or flyers for community events, they are located on the hutch in the narthex.
INQUIRER’S CLASS TO BEGIN – A new Inquirer’s Class is set to begin on Sunday, October 2nd. It will meet for six consecutive weeks during the Sunday School hour. Each session is led by different church and staff members who will speak about the specific areas of their expertise. If you or someone you know would like to be part of the class, please call the church office to register or speak with Pastor Niederhaus. The class will meet in the Conference Room.
THIS WEEK AT LEIDY’S CHURCH
9:00 a.m. Home School Classes
9:30 a.m. Mom’s Bible Fellowship
7:00 p.m. Ladies of Leidy’s
7:00 p.m. CMAC Mtg.
7:00 p.m. Elder Prayer
7:30 p.m. Spiritual Council
5:30 p.m. Grace Community
7:00 p.m. Bell Choir
7:30 p.m. Consistory – C.R.
8:00 p.m. Chancel Choir
9:00 a.m. Precept Study
7:00 p.m. Alleluia Choir Rehearsal
7:00 p.m. Outreach Mtg. – C.R.
7:30 p.m. Men’s Bible Study
9:30 a.m. Special Needs Team – CE level
Set up for Rally Day
SUNDAY 8:45 a.m. Rally Day
10:00 a.m. Worship Service
September 18 Dedication – Open House
October 12 & 13 Rummage Sale
October 12 iBlast begins
October 21 Judgement House begins